By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Union Civil War Veterans Memorial -- Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 48.058 W 096° 47.929
14S E 706106 N 3631368
Quick Description: A small section of Greenwood Cemetery was purchased for the burial of Union veterans of the US Civil War who were members of the Grand Army of the Republic fraternal organization.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2017 9:32:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMW724
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
Views: 0

Long Description:
Union Veterans of the Civil War got a tombstone paid for by the US Government. For those veterans who did not already have a spot in a family plot, the Grand Army of the Republic, a fraternal organization of Union veterans, provided a burial plot for their members.

The GAR Union Veteran Cemetery is located in a leafy section of Greenwood cemetery, several hundred feet away from the cemetery for Confederate pensioners.

In 1993 the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Tent No. 1 erected a small memorial recognizing all Union veterans buried at Greenwood, including those buried in the GAR section and in family plots in other parts of the cemetery. That memorial reads as follows:

"In Memoriam

Erected by
OF THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865
May 30, 1993."
Date Installed or Dedicated: 5/20/1993

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Tent No. 1

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

Rating (1-5):

Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

Visit Instructions:

To log a visit, a waymarker must visit the monument or memorial in person and post a photo. Personal observations and comments will be appreciated.

Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest American Civil War Monuments and Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Benchmark Blasterz visited Union Civil War Veterans Memorial -- Greenwood Cemetery, Dallas TX 5/13/2017 Benchmark Blasterz visited it